AGR To Conduct Offshore CO2 Storage License Evaluation In Norway

AGR To Conduct Offshore CO2 Storage License Evaluation In Norway - Carbon Herald

Altera Infrastructure has hired AGR, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, resourcing, and software provider, to assess the suitability of the Havstjerne area for the underground storage of CO2. 

This license was granted by the Norwegian government in March to Altera and Wintershall Dea, allowing them to develop an offshore storage facility in the North Sea.

The Havstjerne site, located roughly 100 kilometers (160 miles) southwest of Egersund, Norway, has the potential to store up to 7 million metric tons of CO2 each year. 

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AGR will be examining the geology of the area to ensure safe storage and minimize the risk of leaks.

The project, expected to be operational by 2027, involves capturing CO2 emissions from various locations across mainland Europe and transporting them by ship and pipeline to the Havstjerne reservoir for permanent storage.

Erik Lorange, Vice President Reservoir Management at AGR, said: “This project represents a step forward in the global battle against climate change, and we are proud to be involved in such a meaningful project.”

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“AGR has previously been involved in two other North Sea flagship projects – the Northern Lights and Greensand in Denmark – and we will utilise this know-how to support Altera Infrastructure and Wintershall Dea on Havstjerne,” Lorange added.

AGR also played a role in creating the CO2 Atlas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which identifies potential storage sites and their capacities. 

The company is part of the ABL Group ASA, a publicly traded energy and marine consulting company based in Oslo.

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